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makes it special is that we have a social market economy and we have focused on environment and climate issues. we will also try to make a good basis of that. and all of the other things that make europe special. what we need to do is to change what we feel is our core values. we need to do this come as, as i have tried to do back home in denmark. we have done three things. first of all, we have kept an extremely tight budget. we have adopted a budget legislation and we can no longer exceed our budget from here on turn year-to-year. all of this means that we have a very low interest rate in denmark, we have become a safe haven. a tight budget is important. the second thing is to be on a reform friendly. we have performed so much the last year that i don't think it has any comparison in our history. we have performed early retirement, and we have now reformed the benefit system. we are trying to reform the education system. we have been on a big frenzy. there then come i feel that this is important. we have tried to bring balance into our budget. at the same time, having a focus on the g
in an environment that made it easy for me to be open and honest and up front with my family, with my friend and with my work mates, about the choices i wanted to take in life and the people who i wanted to see. that was unacceptable 20 odd years ago, mr. speak are. it's unacceptable today. but today many hundreds of thousands of people across our country it remains the case. so i'm standing here today to welcome this historic legislation which i think will end a discrimination that perhaps more crucially sends a signal that this house values everybody equally across our country and that signal will equally affect these people like me that 20 years ago saw this house change the age of is -- is not -- so as we all take this historic step we should remember that thousands of gay and lesbian men and women were put to death in the concentration camps. 30 years ago we still had people subjected to -- we have come a long way in a short space of time. it is absolutely right in my view, that this house takes the next step and delivers full legal equality to lesbian, gay, and buy sexual people in our
to making sure that his son and his three sisters could have access to a school with a safe environment in which to learn. within two years at a private school, he caught up with his classmates and he is now a student in college. his sisters, who are here with us today as well, they are attending a preparatory school in there on a similar path. i visited the school yesterday, and it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids. without this help could possibly be lost. right now they have great teachers and small class sizes and a mission that says that every child has to succeed. no one should deny them this opportunity. [applause] >> joseph kelly, nor any parent should have to wait for failed education and failed school systems to get their act together. throughout the country, there are promising signs that we can bring schools and parents together to improve our education system. the administrators, teachers, the more money it receives from a low incomes who then there are incentives for reasons to differentiate themselves, the schools. imagine if we tried to move
surpass us or already have. some nations create an environment so difficult that many have relocated and the global imbalance is as lee export less and import now or and other changing policies are becoming more competitive. fortunately blazing trails into new frontiers is what america has always done best. to set the stage for this
was the stupidest person in the world. they called my dummy. i was the butt of the jokes. it was a bad environment. single parent home, my mother and father got qorsed. my mother got married when she was 13. she was one of 24 children. had a horrible life. discovered her husband was a bigamist and only had a third grade education. she had to take care of us from dire poverty. had a horrible temper and horrible self-est teem. i had had a mother who believed in me. and i had a mother who would never allow herself to be a victim no matter what happened. never made excuses, and she never accepted an excuse from us. if we ever came up with an excuse, she said, do you have a brain? if the answer was yes, then she said, then you could have thought of your way out of it. it doesn't matter what anybody else did or said. and it was the most important thing she did for my brother and myself. because if you don't accept excuses, pretty soon people stop giving them and start look forking solutions. that's a critical issue when it comes to success. well, you know, we did live in dire poverty, and one of the thi
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